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The Nightshirt Bandit (1938)

A criminology professor sets out to find the "sleepwalking bandit", but when he finally catches up with the somnambulistic thief, it's not quite who he thought it would be.

Director:

Jules White

Writers:

Aleen Leslie (story) (as Aleen Wetstein), Al Giebler (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charley Chase ... Professor Chase
James C. Morton ... Dr. Gideon Pruitt (as James Morton)
Eva McKenzie Eva McKenzie ... Mrs. Gray
Phyllis Barry ... Mrs. Chase
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A criminology professor sets out to find the "sleepwalking bandit", but when he finally catches up with the somnambulistic thief, it's not quite who he thought it would be.

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sleepwalking | professor | college | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1938 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Featured in Pardon My Nightshirt (1956) See more »

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Charley Chase as college criminology prof out to find a sleepwalker on the campus
26 December 2004 | by django-1See all my reviews

On the whole, I tend to prefer Charley Chase's Columbia shorts to his sound shorts at Hal Roach, as Columbia (as usual for them) emphasize physical comedy and the shorts tend to have faster pacing. Here, Chase is a college criminology professor who is called upon to find a sleepwalking bandit on campus--who he soon learns is himself! In an early scene, he is paired with the great Fred "Snowflake" Toones, who plays the night watchman. Of course, Chase winds up being caught in the sorority house. This being a Jules White film, there are great sound effects and all kinds of wild slapstick. THE NIGHTSHIRT BANDIT should appeal to both Chase fans AND Three Stooges fans, since any short directed by Jules White features many qualities he used in his Stooge shorts.


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